Friday, March 30, 2012

Chapter 8: Covering from the 26th to the 30th of March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Al Jazeera English: Malians back coup as rebels gain ground

BBC #worldnews: Sino-Forest in bankruptcy filing

#BreakingNews: Agency: Citrus disease that killed millions of trees across Florida, Brazil detected in California - AP

BBC #worldnews: China arrests over coup rumours

AP: 2 killed, 11 wounded in Chicago shootings; NBA star Dwyane Wade's nephew among injured: -CC

Telegraph #worldnews: Sudan accuses South Sudan of backing armed rebel groups

PressTV: Cairo protesters tear down junta's wall

Post World News: Venezuelan authorities shut down 4 radio stations accused of operating without licenses

Press TV: 18-year-old protester killed in#Bahrain

cnni: 3 killed as human sacrifices in Mexico

BBC #worldnews: Argentina's Menem in bomb trial

nytimes #worldnews: World Briefing | Middle East: Bahrain: Call for Activist's Release

CBSNews: 2 feared dead in Bellingham, Wash., marina fire

Post #WorldNews: UNESCO chief appeals for safeguarding rich cultural heritage in violence-marred Syria

Telegraph #worldnews: Pipeline attacked after Yemen drone strike

AlArabiya_Eng: Syrian President Assad is touring Baba Amr, the former rebel stronghold cleared by state forces last month.

Post #WorldNews: Belgian man, convicted of art smuggling, dies in Beijing while under house arrest

AJELive: Medical sources say at least 130 people wounded across the West Bank in clashes during Land Day protests

BBC #worldnews: Rebels in #Mali seize northern town of Kidal, a week after the military seized power

WSJ: Groupon's revisions reduced revenue for Q4 by $14.3 mln and reduced net income by $22.6 mln, or 4 cents a share.

AlArabiya_Eng: South Sudan backs rebel attack in S. Kordofan: Sudan army

BBC #Worldnews: VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns for votes

Wall Street Journal: Breaking: Groupon said it was revising lower the financial results it reported for its fourth quarter.

WSJ: BREAKING: Groupon is revising its results for its fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31. ...

Wall Street Journal: ... Groupon also issued a statement of a material weakness in its internal controls over its financial statement close process for 2011.

MarketWatch: Groupon shares dive 10% late after revising results and company's auditor tacks on warning

Al Arabiya English: Clashes between militants and the Yemeni naval forces in Aden #AlArabiya #Yemen

Breaking Politics: Federal court strikes down parts of Wisconsin's collective bargaining law - @WiStateJournal

Reuters Top News: U.S., EU blast Argentina's trade restrictions at WTO

Wall Street Journal: Breaking: Dow industrials record best first quarter since 1998. Nasdaq posts best gain since 1991.

CNN Breaking News: Dow and S&P post biggest first-quarter gains since 1998

BBC News (World): Ford to invest $1.3bn in Mexico

Al Arabiya English: Huge blast targets the security headquarters in Der al-Zor: Local Coordination Committees #AlArabiya #Syria #Assad

AJEnglish: Protester dies as Palestinians mark Land Day

Telegraph #Worldnews: Hungarian president defiant over plagiarism row

PostWorldNews: 1 wounded as gunman opens fire at office building, school in Finland

Reuters Top News: Mexico central bank rate cut camp gets vocal

Reuters Top News: Yahoo layoffs to begin next week: report

Breaking News: Alaska governor confirms settlement that makes way for progress on major natural gas pipeline - @AP

BBC #Worldnews: France 'set to extradite Rwandan'

Guardian news: Working tax credit changes are ticking timebomb, says campaigners

cnnbrk: U.N. refugee agency says KONY's army attacks on the rise.

BBC #Worldnews: Race to Mexico's presidential palace begins

#BreakingNews: RT breakingpol: California Democratic campaign treasurer pleads guilty to looting $7 million from candidates, committees - AP

MarketWatch: Crude-oil futures close quarter with 4.2% gain

Al Arabiya English: 55 people have been killed by Syrian forces: Syrian activists

nytimes. #worldnews: Militia Member Drugs and Kills Afghan Colleagues

MarketWatch: Gold ends 1% higher at $1,671.90 an ounce

AJEnglish: Opposition boycotts Gambia parliamentary poll

Al Arabiya English: Moroccan rapper arrested for anti-police song

PressTV: Six #Palestinians have been wounded after #Israeli forces opened fire on Land Day #prote

Reuters: U.S. drone kills 5 Qaeda militants in S.Yemen: officials

BreakingNews: AP source: US President Obama determines global oil supply sufficient to proceed with Iranian oil sanctions - AP

Post World News: 6 in Haiti die in early rainy season mudslide

PressTV: China becomes top victim of cyber attacks
BBC News (World): Former KGB chief 'kills himself'

Guardian news: China leadership drama surfaces after new claims about Bo Xilai

Reuters: Turkey to cut Iran oil imports, bows to U.S. pressure

Al Jazeera English:‏ #BreakingNews: 42 people killed by the Syrian troops: Local Coordination Committees

Al Jazeera English:‏ Mauritius president announces resignation

Breaking News: Former French premier Michel Rocard hospitalized after falling ill in Sweden - AFP

AP: AP PHOTO: Jenna Talackova, a transgendered blonde kicked out of Miss Universe Canada pageant, wants back in: - JM

BBCWorld: Teenage domestic servant in Delhi, India, rescued after employers locked her in & went on holiday to Thailand

guardian #worldnews: North Korea rocket launch: Japan mobilises interceptor units

AthensNewsEU: 491 people arrested in Athens sweep against undocumented migrants and illegal trading, Greek cops say

AJEnglish: Turkey police break up education bill protest

PressTV: Six al-Shabab fighters killed in S#Somalia

AJELive: #Belgium closes Damascus embassy citing continued security crackdown against Syrian people

AJEnglish: Video: High stakes in Myanmar election

Post #WorldNews: China joins Syrian President Assad in calling on rebels in Syria to end their attacks

AP: Finland shooting more: No-one injured after man, in his 20s, fired shots through classroom door, police say

Reuters Politics: Rep. Ryan backs Romney's Republican presidential bid

wsj #worldnews: Belgian Dies Under House Arrest in Beijing

BBCBreaking: #Spain will cut spending by 27bn euros this year, government says

AJELive: Medical sources report at least 130 people have been injured in #Nablus #Bethlehem during #LandDay protests

cnni: EURO SUCCESS in Estonia? Estonia's PM says the country has benefited since adopting the euro just over a year ago

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Brazilians protest against coup ceremony

PressTV: Unite cancels fuel strike to ease panic

Press TV: Eight Yeminis injured in#US drone attack

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: 37 people killed by Syrian forces: Local Coordination Committees

PressTV: Thailand wage hike raises concern

AJELive: Several people wounded in #Gaza when Israeli troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas on #LandDay protesters

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks open higher after data show rise in personal spending

AlArabiya: #BreakingNews: The US hits Syrian defense minister & 2 other senior figures with sanctions

BBC Breaking News: #Total says it's tackling #Elgin platform gas leak by blocking well with "heavy mud" and preparing to drill relief well

Post World News: Poland’s trade unions protest government plan to raise retirement age

Al Arabiya English: Video: Euro zone agrees 800 bln euros firewall: Austria #alarabiya #Eurozone #Austria #Finance #IMF

AJEnglish: Video: Flood-struck Thailand braces for wet season

Reuters: Exclusive: Iran helps Syria ship oil to China - sources

AJELive: Reports state that 4 people have been detained near #Ramallah in #LandDay protests

MarketWatch: Apple has driven 15% of S&P 500's first-quarter advance: Barclays

BBC Breaking News: Two men convicted of plotting to send parcel bombs designed to injure #Celtic FC manager Neil Lennon and others

Al Arabiya English: Video: Clashes between rival Libya tribes claim more lives

The Associated Press: Consumer spending jumps by the most in 7 months, but income barely grows: -BW

Declan Walsh: replug: Five homes and four children over nine years: life on the run for the Bin Laden clan in Pakistan

BBCNews: Spain's 2012 budget aims to freeze public sector workers' salaries, reduce departmental budgets by 16.9%

AJEnglish: Christian militia acquitted of sedition in US

AP: Army Reserve reprimands soldier who endorsed GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul while in uniform: -BW

U.S. consumer sentiment rises in March: Univ. of Michigan

Reuters: Japan to lift entry ban on some Fukushima cities

Breaking News: Visa, MasterCard warn of 'massive' security breach, may involve more than 10 million cards - NewsCore via @FoxNews

Reuters Top News: Exclusive: China Communist Party scandal triggered by British man's death: source

HuffPostWorld: Mexico's PRI staged for comeback in elections

wsj #worldnews: Gunman Opens Fire in Finnish School

Telegraph #worldnews: Fresh clashes erupt in northern Syria

AP: Austria: #euro bailout fund will be $1.1 trillion, but $400 billion already used for old bailouts: -JM

Reuters: Israeli forces clash with Palestinians on Land Day

AJEnglish: Clashes as Palestinians mark 'Land Day'

AlArabiya: Graft, corruption found in #Morocco's bourse watchdog, airline, ports

BreakingNews: UN's Kofi Annan calls for immediate cease-fire in Syria; 'deadline is now', spokesman says - AJEnglish

cnnbrk: Afghan police officer kills 9 comrades, authorities say.

guardian #worldnews: Shrien Dewani's extradition to South Africa halted on mental health grounds

HuffPostWorld: French gunman buried in Toulouse

Breaking News: Four farmworkers shot to death, 11 wounded in Honduras region torn by land disputes, union leader says - @AP

Reuters Top News: Dozens of Taliban killed in fighting in west Afghanistan

Post World News: NATO says 2 service members have been killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan

Al Arabiya English: Army pounds #Homs' old districts: Coordination Committees #Syria

nytimesworld: Hacking in Asia Is Linked to Chinese Ex-Graduate Student

Thursday, March 29, 2012

BBC News (World): Sun Hung falls 15% after arrests

Sky News Newsdesk: AFP: Investigators say French police have arrested 20 suspected Islamists

Post World News: Hundreds rally in Haiti’s capital to criticize president

HuffPostWorld: 80 percent of Mexico's murders go unpunished

BBCWorld: Norway to release Indian children

BBC #Worldnews: Japan leaders clear tax hike bill

Post World News: For the first time, protesters turn out to counter annual military coup celebration in Brazil

BBC News (World): UK doubles aid to Syria opponents

Post World News: European Union considers Congo election “not credible,” report

The Associated Press: U.S. missile strike kills three suspected militants in northwest #Pakistan, intelligence officials say: -JM

Post World News: Like Japan itself, Sony struggles to adapt.

Reuters: North Korea test fires short-range missiles: reports

Al Arabiya English: Israelis move into contested West Bank home

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks fall sharply as property shares plunge; Hang Seng Index down 1.1%

Al Arabiya English: Sanctions could cost #Iran $50 billion

BBC News (World): N Korea rocket activity captured

AP: Egyptian court orders government to ban pornographic websites; activists fear censorship: -MS

BreakingNews: Update: Colorado wildfire is at 45% containment; some evacuees allowed to return - denverpost

AP: Pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees, important species already in trouble, studies suggest:

cnni: Ai Weiwei says he won't get public trial

MarketWatch: Japan stocks slip early, with most banking, oil shares lower; Nikkei Average down 0.4%

PressTV: US drone raid kills four in #Pakistan

guardian #worldnews: Worker sets himself on fire to protest against unpaid wages

wsjworld: Ireland Strikes Debt Deal With Lenders

Reuters: Chavez back in Venezuela after radiation therapy

BBC #Worldnews: Mali coup leaders given ultimatum

BBCWorld: Blackberry maker posts $125m loss

TheEconomist: Until London's mayor has to raise money as well as spend it, a great global city cannot grow up

cnnbrk: RT CNNLive: Former President George H.W. #Bush endorses #MittRomney for president. Watch live

Post #WorldNews: Tuareg rebels use rockets, gunfire to attack northern city in Mali

AlArabiya_Eng: Two journalists killed in #Syria, says media watchdog

BreakingNews: Wisconsin election officials: Signatures warrant recall vote against Gov. Walker - WiStateJournal

AJEnglish: Turkey police break up education bill protest

Post #WorldNews: Vietnam sentences woman to life in prison for murdering journalist husband

BreakingNews: Police: 14 dead in Honduran prison fire amid inmate riot - AP

Post World News: Fire starts at prison in Honduras after inmates riot, at least 1 dead

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks end mostly lower, but Dow industrials reverse losses to rise 20 points

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Detained Palestinian woman Hanaa Shalabi ends hunger strike: Palestinians

AJEnglish: Sudan and South Sudan peace talks delayed

MarketWatch: Dow industrials turn positive in final half-hour of session

BBC #worldnews: Venezuelan soldiers die in crash

BBC #worldnews: Russians held over custody death

AP: Italian hospital pharmacists threatening to halt Viagra sales because of government labor reforms: -AB #PressTV: Israeli tanks cross into Gaza

AP: University revokes Hungarian president's doctorate after probe finds he copied parts of his thesis: -AB

Breaking News: US House OKs $3.5 trillion GOP budget that revamps Medicare, cuts spending, rejects tax hikes on rich - @AP

willyleeadams: Politics, ahoy! Germany's Piratenpartei scores another election win via TIMEWorld #deutschland

wsj #worldnews: Sarkozy's Lead in Poll Widens

Post World News: Hundreds rally in Haiti’s capital to criticize president

Reuters Top News: Senate panel OKs nominees to FDIC, Treasury

Reuters Top News: Two men torch themselves in Italy as hardship bites

MarketWatch: Treasury sells $29 bln in 7-year debt at 1.590%; bidders offered to buy 2.72 times the amount of debt sold

nytimesworld: Hacking in Asia Is Linked to Chinese Ex-Graduate Student

Post World News: PM: Poland is ‘victim’ of leaks from US government on secret CIA prison

AJELive: Activists reported continued shelling on Talbisa in Homs and posted videos from there #Syria

Reuters: Assad wants foreign powers to stop backing rebels

AJELive: At least 1Million Syrians need humanitarian assistance, UN spokesman said at the end of an assessment mission

PressTV: Bahrain protesters gather at UN office

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Local Coordinating Committees in #Syria report 43 people have been killed across the country today by security force gunfire

Guardian news: Mitt Romney on a roll after Marco Rubio endorsement - live

Reuters Top News: Billionaire Kwok brothers arrested for graft in Hong Kong

MarketWatch:‏ [VIDEO] Portugal under pressure to prove it's no Greece

MarketWatch: Live blog: Last installment of Bernanke lecture series

HuffPostWorld: Egypt's increasingly public power struggle

PressTV: 'Released #Iranian abductees in#Turkey'

BreakingNews: US Senate defeats oil subsidies bill despite Obama's call for Congress to pass the bill - nationaljournal

BreakingNews: US economy grew 3% in the final quarter of 2011 - AP

Post #WorldNews: Gunmen kill 5 police officers in Mexico border city day after end of hotel protective stay

BBCWorld: House prices 'fell 1% in March' #worldnews
Reuters US News: Oklahoma judge blocks abortion ultrasound law

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Syria's leader Assad says will work to enforce peace plan but "terrorism" must stop-AB

AP: Afghan officials say NATO supply convoy ambushed, at least 19 Afghan guards, insurgents killed. -MM

PostWorldNews: World Bank: Crime violence cost Honduras 10% of GDP annually

PressTV: Activists prepare for Palestinian Land Day

Reuters Top News: French graft probes spur pre-election skirmishes

wsjworld: Spain Strike Challenges Austerity

guardianworld: while Obama's team has first exchange with Mitt's, demanding detailed answers on foreign policy issues

Al Arabiya English: U.S. to provide $100 million debt aid to #Tunisia

guardian #worldnews: Ai Weiwei refused public hearing for tax case

BreakingNews: RT djfxtrader: German Adj Jobless Rate Hits New Record Low Of 6.7% In March

guardiannews: H&M profits rise 5%

#BreakingNews: Local Coordinating Committees in #Syria report 36 people have been killed across the country today by security force gunfure

AJEnglish: BRICS nations flex economic muscle at summit

Post World News: Mali crisis: Four African presidents abort mission to visit capital

MarketWatch: Italian benchmark down more than 3% as Thursday stock losses steepen across Europe

AJELive: Report says #US #drone attacks in #Yemen as frequent as in Pakistan, scores of civilians killed

Telegraph #worldnews: 15,000 US & South Korean troops stage beach invasion drill in port city south of Seoul

BBCWorld: Ukrainian rape victim dies weeks after brutal assault that sparked campaign against political corruption

wsj #worldnews: North Sea Gas Leak Could Cost Billions

cnni: Syrians wary amid latest peace effort

cnni: Arrests, injuries as Spanish workers strike

guardian: Sweden's defence minister has resigned after his plans to help Saudi Arabia build an arms plant were leaked

Post #WorldNews: London's ex-police communications chief resigns amid fallout from phone hacking scandal

PressTV: Violence kills 12 in#Pakistan #worldnews

AP: U.S. unemployment aid applications decline to lowest level since April 2008 as job market strengthens: -AB

PostWorldNews: Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, soldier accused of Afghan massacre, describes PTSD-like symptoms, lawyer says

BBCWorld: Child abuse victims at Jersey care homes, including Haut de la Garenne, to be offered £60k compensation each

AP: Autism more common than previously thought: 1 in 88 U.S. kids have autism -AB

PressTV: US-led trooper killed in#Afghanistan #worldnews

hackneylad: Migrant boat players 'could face legal action' - Guardian reveals questions NATO & others must answer:

AJEnglish: Video: Outrage in Chile over gay killing

cnni: #Algeria 'refuses' #France gunman's body

BBCBreaking: At least three explosions heard in #Baghdad as #ArabLeague summit opens, via BBC's WyreDavies

BBCWorld: RT WyreDavies: Eyewitness tells the BBC there were 2 explosions near the Iranian embassy & the International Zone in #Baghdad.

BBC: Dewani family "hopeful British High Court will block any attempt to extradite Shrien until he has fully recovered"

AJELive: BREAKING: Blast heard in central #Baghdad as #Iraqi President Jalal Talabani opens Arab summit.

Post #WorldNews: China says gender imbalance for newborns improves for 3rd consecutive year, but still high

Telegraph #worldnews: The Supreme Court hearings on Obamacare are a moral victory for the Tea Party, but that's all

nytimes #worldnews: World Briefing | The Americas: Brazil: Da Silva Says Treatment for Throat Cancer Was a Success

BBC News (World): General strike underway in Spain

FRANCE 24 English: TUNISIA: Tunisia's Islamists rule out sharia in constitution

Post #WorldNews: Reports: Japan hangs 3, including train-station killer; country's first executions since 2010

HuffPostWorld: ‏Syrian forces "torture children"

Post World News: Bolivia’s Morales gets his party’s 2014 re-election nod

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PressTV: 2 security officials killed in Mogadishu

BreakingNews: Puerto Rico's police chief quits amid crime spike - AP

Al Jazeera English: ‏Scores killed in #Libya tribal clashes

MarketWatch: Hong Kong shares slide in early trade as oil stocks, banks hit; Hang Seng Index down 1.1%

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks open weaker, with techs among losers; Nikkei Average down 0.5%

Breaking News: Texas man executed for 10-month-old boy's death - @AP

AJELive: US judge to decide Strauss-Kahn assault case

Post #WorldNews: Spain holds general strike over labor reforms, challenging government concerned with investors

cnni: U.S. soldier dies saving Afghan girl

Wall Street Journal: Personal income in the U.S. jumped 5.1% on avg in 2011. How did your state fare? We have the data:

Reuters Top News: Iran says expects nuclear talks on April 13

Reuters: House Republicans introduce new cybersecurity bill

MarketWatch: Moody's cuts ratings on five Portuguese banks

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks end lower but off worst levels; worries about growth and quarter's end in play

Post World News: 6 suspected poachers shot dead as Kenya takes tough approach to wildlife poaching

CBSNews: Breaking: JetBlue pilot formally charged with obstructing flight crew.

wsj #worldnews: EU Fines Freight Firms

Reuters Top News: Libya militias resume fighting after ceasefire

WSJ World News: China Tests Financial Relaxation in Wenzhou

AlArabiya_Eng: Italy seizes $1.5 billion of Qaddafi family assets #Libya

guardiannews: Poland charges former intelligence chief over secret CIA prison site

MarketWatch: Russian Federation sold $7 billion today, split between 5-year, 10-year and 30-year maturities

wsjworld: France Eyes Oil-Reserves Release

PressTV: As the Syria's opposition in Turkey is struggling to form an interim government in case the ongoing regime...

Post World News: Egypt’s disputed constitutional panel convenes for first time amid deep divisions

guardiannews: African migrant boat survivors leave Libya again to start a new life

cnnbrk: No progress yet in containing deadly #Colorado wildfire, officials say.

cnni: No charge for journalist in hack probe

wsj #worldnews: Second Libyan Tribal Group Threatens Secession

MarketWatch: ‏Gold declined $27, or 1.6%, to end the day at $1,657.90 an ounce

Post #WorldNews: Belarusian authorities arrest 3 leading opposition activists heading to Brussels

Breaking News: In afternoon arguments, US Supreme Court's liberal justices indicate they will vote to uphold Medicaid expansion - @AP

Telegraph #Worldnews: Spanish court halts rape investigation against Saudi prince

PressTV: Somali pirates hijack Taiwanese vessel

Reuters Top News: Exclusive: Brazil to rally BRICS against rich countries

Breaking News: More: Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Scalia says believes entire health care law should fall without insurance mandate - @Reuters

MarketWatch: ‏Dow industrials down more than 100 points in midday trading

Post #WorldNews: India detains hundreds of Tibetan activists ahead of Hu's visit; man dies from self-immolation

Post #WorldNews: Militant leader in Afghanistan reportedly killed in joint strike

Reuters: TV piracy claims heap more pressure on #Murdoch empire

Post #WorldNews: State media says Myanmar to unshackle currency from government control

BBCBreaking: UK economy shrank by 0.3% in final quarter of 2011, worse than previously estimated

cnni: Energy giant tackles North Sea gas leak

PressTV: Israeli soldiers arrest Hamas leader

guardiannews: UK 4th-quarter GDP fell faster than previously estimated, ONS says

BBCWorld: Leaders of Mali military coup announce new constitution as thousands of supporters rally in capital Bamako

Press TV: Militants blow up pipeline in NW#Pakistan

AJELive: Hundreds of Syrians reportedly crossed the border from #Deraa to Jordan overnight #Syria

PressTV: NYPD under fire in new spying scandal

AlArabiya_Eng: Kuwait arrests man over Prophet Mohammed tweets

BBC #Worldnews: #Egypt constitutional assembly begins work, despite withdrawal of some secular and liberal members

PressTV: Turkey to probe ex-president's death

AlArabiya: #Taliban offers online questions and answers.

PressTV: #malnutrition on rise in#Yemen

PressTV: Syrian army takes control of Janudiyeh

BBC #worldnews: Servicemen killed in Afghanistan on Monday named as Sgt Luke Taylor, 33, and L/Cpl Michael Foley, 25.

Post World News: Chinese shares lead global retreat as traders worry of impact of softer US economic recovery

CNN International: Spanish unions prepare for strike

MarketWatch: Oil extends drop after report of rising inventories

Telegraph #Worldnews: Pakistan to punish parents who do not have children vaccinated for polio

TheEconomist: A massive resettlement project in northern China is alleviating poverty through market-driven measures

AJELive: Questions around actors in El Salvador #gang violence truce

Reuters: US Supreme Court begins final day of oral arguments over Obama health care law.

BBC #Worldnews: News Corporation's Australian branch in new #hacking row

AJEnglish: Saudi deputy consul abducted in #Yemen

TelegraphWorld: Kazakhstan says foils bomb attacks linked to fugitive billionaire

AlArabiya: Syrian forces storm rebel bastion despite Assad's peace pledge

BBC #Worldnews: Delhi court drops terror charges against Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy #india

guardiannews: India cracks down on Tibetan protests during Chinese leader's visit

PressTV: Police attack protesters in Morocco

Reuters: Blasts and bullets after Syria accepts peace plan

AJEnglish: A liquidity crisis in #Zimbabwe highlights the urgent need for #banking and regulatory reforms

AJELive: Syrian official says Damascus would reject any initiatives made at the Arab League summit relating to #Syria

Press TV: China blast kills 2, wounds 26

MarketWatch: China shares plunge in afternoon trade amid earnings worries; Shanghai Composite off 2.7%

guardian #worldnews: Uh-oh. Fukushima reactor shows radiation levels much higher than thought

AJELive: Sources say apparent smuggling attempt from #Egypt to #Israel leads to gunfight, two dead.

The Associated Press: Prominent Pakistani acid attack victim commits suicide after enduring dozens of surgeries: - VW

Al Arabiya English: AU calls for Sudan-South Sudan troop pullout from border zone to end conflict #AlArabiya #Sudan

guardian #worldnews: Drought reaches parts of Yorkshire - and river levels still falling

Post #WorldNews: 2 killed in northern Yemen in military artillery attack on suspected militia hideout

cnni: China sentences Uyghur man to death

Telegraph #Worldnews: China allows jailed human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng access to family for first time

#AlArabiya: Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse and rape: HRW
NYTimes World: India Ink: Tibetan Exiles Rally Around Delhi Self-Immolator

Post #WorldNews: China allows jailed rights lawyer visit by family for first time in 2 years after disappearing

nytimes #worldnews: World Briefing | Europe: Ireland: Vote Set on Treaty

NYTimes World: IHT Rendezvous: Italian Monti Seeks to Avoid Catching the Spanish Disease

NYTimes World: World Briefing | Middle East: Iran: U.S. Broadens Sanctions

Wall Street Journal: "We're not winning." FBI's top cyber cop says hackers too talented and defensive measures too weak to stop them.

Press TV: US to further fund#Israel missile system

AJELive: Shaul Mofaz ousts Tzipi Livni as leader of #Israel's main #Kadima opposition party

Post #WorldNews: Spain reports arrest of al-Qaida suspect, says he distributed videos urging terror attacks

Post World News: Prosperity or austerity? Campaigns start for Ireland’s May 31 referendum on EU fiscal treaty

Guardian news: JetBlue plane in emergency landing after captain's apparent breakdown

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BBCWorld: UN says victims of #Haiti's 2010 earthquake at risk as result of broken aid promises w/$231m needed this year

PressTV: Mali's military junta lifts curfew

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks retreat on energy, telecommunication shares; Hang Seng Index down 0.4%

HuffPostWorld: Syria accepts Kofi Annan peace deal

 AJEnglish: #TurkanaOil discovered in #Kenya via AJStream |

ReutersLegal: #Twitter coverage of Supreme Court gets shut down by @David_Ingram

MarketWatch: Facebook files amended IPO; $YHOO suit could have a material impact on its results if it were successful

Post #WorldNews: Bolivia seizes weapons from US Embassy vehicle

Post World News: Dominican judge sends 4 suspected Anonymous hackers to jail for 3 months; no charges filed

WSJ: NYC subway system replacing its oldest trains; $599m for 300 new subway car.

#BreakingNews: 1 killed, 17 hurt in Peru pipeline protest, police say - AP

CNN International: Bomb hits Baghdad before summit

Post World News: Jamaicans stage rare protest to call for end to increasing number of police shootings

 PressTV: 'Syrian rebels behead army soldiers'

The Associated Press: New Orleans police officer resigns after posting comments about Trayvon Martin shooting: -CJ

PressTV: Libya tribal clashes leave 50 dead

Post #WorldNews: Bird flu kills Indonesian teenager, raising country's death toll to 6 this year

MarketWatch: Japan stocks fall after U.S. drop, with many shares ex-dividend; Nikkei Average down 1.1%

Telegraph World News: Trial of 37 men arrested after a deadly riot starts in Kazakhstan

Breaking News: Yemen urges Pakistan to free one of bin Laden's injured widows - @reuters

The Associated Press: 12-year-old boy beaten outside Paris Jewish school amid tensions following school shootings: -CJ

MarketWatch: Millennial Media IPO is drawing strong buzz; it's one of three tech debuts this week

AJELive: Saudi Arabia to provide #Yemen with a two-month supply of oil

Breaking News: West African regional bloc ECOWAS says it will send 5 heads of state to Mali in 48 hours to demand coup leaders hand over power - @Reuters

Reuters Top News: Wall Street flat, but outperformers gain near quarter end

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks close lower in a modest retreat, with Dow industrials off 44 points

CBS News: 2 dead in Colorado wildfire area as homes burn

BBC Breaking News: FBI is investigating why Las Vegas-bound flight was diverted to #Texas after captain had "medical emergency". More soon

BBCWorld: "There are snipers all over city centre, number of wounded keeps going up" - militias clash in Sabha, #Libya

CBS News: Key charges dropped against Michigan militia

nytimes #worldnews: Asylum Claims Rose 20 Percent Last Year - U.N. Refugee Agency

 Reuters: JetBlue flight diverted to Texas over ill captain - airline

AP: Passenger on JetBlue flight: "We heard the word 'bomb. We didn't know exactly what was going on."

AlArabiya_Eng: Scores killed in southern #Libya clashes between tribal militias.

amarilloglobe: Passengers say JetBlue pilot, screaming threats aboard plane, was pinned to the floor by passengers

Post World News: Ex-Guantanamo prisoner says host country Albania won’t let him return to Egypt

Reuters Top News: Consumer confidence wanes, inflation a concern

Breaking Politics: US House of Representatives passes JOBS Act, 380-41; bill aimed at helping small businesses goes to president for signature - @NBCNews

Reuters Top News: Russia placing blockbuster $7 billion Eurobond deal

AP: Judge blocks US from importing drug used in executions, saying FDA ignored law by allowing it into the country

Post #WorldNews: Gunmen from radical Islamist sect kill 2 in northeast Nigeria

 #AlArabiya: #BreakingNews: Resignations from Libya's NTC over Sabha clashes: Al Arabiya TV

MarketWatch: Gold ends 70 cents lower at $1,684.90 an ounce

PressTV: Indonesian policemen clash with students during a protest against the government's plan to raise price of fuel
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BBC #Worldnews: Indian school girl "forced to beg" over poor grades

CNN Breaking News: Supreme Court sharply divided over health care mandate.

BBC #Worldnews: India's Rajoana execution to go ahead as scheduled on Saturday - India's first since 2004

Telegraph World News: The Falkland Islands, 30 years after the war with Argentina

Al Arabiya English: #Kuwait’s emir to attend Baghdad summit in first visit to Iraq since 1990 invasion

The Economist: No one doubts that India’s economy will keep growing, but politics is preventing it from fulfilling its potential

Al Arabiya English: Death toll in #Syria rises to 57 today: Local Coordination Committees

Reuters Top News: Supreme Court ends day two on healthcare law

Post #WorldNews: West African leaders say they will send 'strong signal' to Mali coup group

PressTV: #Iran hits new record in refinery building

guardiannews: Shell evacuates North Sea rig workers after gas leak

MarketWatch: Mexican stocks afloat in a liquidity flood: Jon Markman in The Trading Deck

AP: Officials say US and Pakistan spy chiefs bargain over future of CIA drone program: - VW

TelegraphNews: 50,000 immigrants illegally entered Britain under new visa system

#BreakingNews: Government official: Greece will likely hold a snap general election on May 6 - Reuters

Post #WorldNews: Yemen's president in Saudi Arabia for talks about concerns of meddling by ousted leader

CNN Breaking News: More than 9,000 have died in the Syrian conflict, the U.N. now estimates.

PressTV: A Palestinian protester walks amid #teargas fired by Israeli forces on March 26 during a #demonstration out... View photo

PressTV: Syria accepts Annan's six-point plan

Reuters: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Tokyo

Al Jazeera English: Programmes: Occupy Wall Street: Surviving the winter

AP: Day 2: Supreme Court tackles question: Can government force people to buy health insurance? -AB

AJEnglish: Deadly landmine blast hits Indian police

CNN International: DSK lawyers fight prostitutes claim

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks turn slightly lower an hour before Tuesday opening bell

AP: Amnesty Internationals says America's 43 executions in 2011 ranked it 5th in world in capital punishment: - VW

Post #WorldNews: Chinese court sentences Uighur man to death for attack that killed 15 in Xinjiang

PressTV: Gas prices in #US to hit peak in summer

#AlArabiya: #SouthSudan says #Sudan air force bombed main oil fields in unity state on Tuesday; oil firm GNPOC confirms

guardian #worldnews: Colombia air strike kills 36 Farc rebels

AJEnglish: Sudan summit suspended after border clashes

guardian #worldnews: Brazilian activists' murders may be linked to land dispute

AP: Searchers hold out hope as they scour river, woods in Ark. Boy Scout camp for missing boy: - VW

BBCWorld: Number of people arrested in Afghan capital Kabul after foiled "suicide attack" is now 16, including soldiers

#AlArabiya: #China calls on 'all parties in #Syria' to cooperate with #Annan.

Post #WorldNews: Myanmar army chief defends constitutional guarantee of military's political role

BBCBreaking: India explosion "kills 15 police" in Maharashtra state, Maoist rebels suspected

Post #WorldNews: Mali putschists partially reopen airport days after seizing power; demonstrators protest coup

AP: #China blames #Dalai Lama for self-immolations after #Tibetan sets self on fire in India. -MM

AJEnglish: New Mali leader defends military coup

wsj #worldnews: U.K. Tanker Drivers Vote to Strike

AJELive: BREAKING: Suicide vests found in #Afghan defence complex.

AJELive: Stiff challenges await #Senegal's new leader

AlArabiya: #BreakingNews: Turkish Airlines to halt flights to Syria starting next Sunday.

AP: Military academies hold first gay pride events, half-year after end of 'don't ask:' - VW

PressTV: Germany airport strikes ground flights

PressTV: Afghan Taliban raid NATO convoy, kill 5

nytimes #worldnews: Syrian Opposition Leaders Meet as Bloodshed Continues

PressTV: North Korea says it will go ahead with a plan to launch a rocket-powered satellite scheduled for next month...

BBC: Swansea student Liam Stacey jailed for 56 days for posting racist Twitter comments about footballer #FabriceMuamba

Post #WorldNews: Chavez's rival touts poll results showing him with similar support to president in Venezuela

BBC: Oil firm Total says it could take6months to drill relief well to stop gas leak at its #Elgin platform in North Sea

guardian #worldnews: Syrian troops cross into Lebanon and clash with Syrian rebels - live updates

AP: Activists say Syrian troops attack rebel-held areas in central and northern regions, killing 10: -VW

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Europe: Turkey: Trial of Ex-Chief of Army Starts

MarketWatch: Japan's Nikkei Average rises 2.4% to close at fresh 52-week high

Post #WorldNews: 10 people reported killed in battle among gunmen in town of northern Mexico border state

Reuters: Colorado wildfire forces evacuation of 900 homes west of Denver

TheEconomist: The death of King George Tupou V at the age of 63 has thrown the island nation of Tonga into mourning

Press TV: Bahraini forces injure several protesters

CNN International: North Korea refuses to halt launch plan

The Associated Press: 1 person found dead in Colorado fire that destroyed at least 5 homes, burned 4½ square miles: - VW

Telegraph #worldNews: Clashes erupt between Sudan and South Sudan

Post #WorldNews: Iraqi-born Islamist cleric sentenced to 5 years in Norwegian prison for death threats

AJELive: #Annan in #China to win support for #Syria plan #AJE

BBC News (World): Afghan authorities make arrests after foiling apparent plan for suicide attack in Kabul

Breaking News: At least 5 homes destroyed in Colorado fire while up to a dozen smaller fires have emerged throughout the state - @AP

Monday, March 26, 2012

Post World News: Bird flu kills Indonesian teenager, raising country’s death toll to 6 this year

NYTimes World: Bo Xilai’s China Crime Crackdown Adds to Scandal

CBSNews: Army sgt. arrested in cartel hitman scheme

Post World News: Moderate earthquake shakes eastern Turkey, no damage or casualties reported

#BreakingNews: Update: Some homes destroyed by wind-whipped Colorado wildfire - 9news

PressTV: Malians demonstrate to protest coup

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks follow U.S. gains to rally, with banks rising; Hang Seng Index up 1.3%

Breaking News: Fire in foothills near Denver doubles to 200 acres; 374 homes evacuated - @denverpost

MarketWatch: Japan stocks rally on U.S. gains, weaker yen; Nikkei Average up 1.4%

AP: Philadelphia journalism student arrested after taking photos of police traffic stop near his house: -CJ

Post #WorldNews: Uganda arrests 100 after policeman's death at protest; opposition politicians on defensive

PressTV: US soldier killed in eastern#Afghanistan

BBCWorld: Somali pirates have seized Iranian-owned cargo ship & 23-strong crew off the Maldives, security officials say

AJEnglish: Norway to jail Islamist cleric for five years

Al Arabiya English: More than 10 people killed in tribal clashes in Libya’s south

CNN Breaking News: #Stocks end higher, with Dow adding 162 points, biggest one-day gain since Jan. 3. S&P and Nasdaq rise more than 1%.

BBC News (World): Clashes break out between armed forces of #Sudan and South Sudan in several disputed border regions, both sides say

#BreakingNews: Cuba leader Raul Castro tells pope his country favors complete religious freedom for all - AP

MarketWatch: American Express raises quarterly dividend 11%

BBC News (World): First day of #US Supreme Court hearing on constitutionality of President Barack #Obama's healthcare reform finishes

AJELive: Three #NATO soldiers wounded in Uruzgan suicide attack identified as Australians, Taliban claim responsibility

nytimes #worldnews: India Ink: India's Top Army Official Alleges Corruption in Deals

TelegraphNews: DSK facing pimping charges as he's questioned by judges

AJELive: The #US to cut between $60 and $70 million in aid to #Mali following coup |

HuffPostWorld: Top Ontario court legalizes brothels

 MarketWatch: Gold finishes at two-week high Monday

Reuters Top News: Supreme court unlikely to delay Obama healthcare ruling

Post World News: Palestinian Authority beset by economic woes and public disapproval.

Al Jazeera English: Al-Shabab attack Somalia presidential palace

wsj #worldnews: Uganda on Alert as Rebels Regroup

guardiannews: Thusha Kamaleswaran still in hospital, a year after shooting

BBC Breaking News: #Nato soldier has died after being shot in eastern #Afghanistan, gunman reportedly linked to Afghan police

Post World News: Australia contributes another $1.7M to Cambodian tribunal holding Khmer Rouge trials

Press TV: Tribal clashes kill 10 people in#Libya

nytimesworld: Popular Party in Spain Fails to Win Majority in Andalusia

guardianworld: Since last March, 28 tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese policies in Tibet

AlArabiya: Local Coordinating Committees report 19 people have been killed by army gunfire across #Syria today

Post #WorldNews: Somali refugee camp hit by mortars, killing father and son; 7 more wounded

Post #WorldNews: 18 members of a Christian sect die as bus plunges off mountain highway in eastern Zimbabwe

BBC #Worldnews: Kenya announces discovery of oil in northwestern region; president calls it 'major breakthrough'

MarketWatch: All 30 Dow industrials components in the black as U.S. stocks open higher

BreakingNews: Norway shuts down its embassy in Damascus due to security concerns, foreign ministry says - AP

PressTV: Yemenis stage anti-regime protests

AP: Tunisia's ruling party says Islam won't be basis of new Tunisian constitution: -AB
PressTV: Pakistan kills 40 militants in tribal belt

cnni: Pakistan rejects U.S. apology for strike

BBC: 2 UK troops killed in #Afghanistan on 26 March were a Royal Marine & a soldier from Adjutant General's Corps - MoD

AJELive: Judge orders more questioning of policemen accused of beating blogger to death last year in #Bahrain.

Post #WorldNews: UN says it has delivered aid to rebel-controlled part of Myanmar for first time in 3 months

BBCBreaking: Ethiopian forces&pro-Somali government troops capture a major base from al-Shabab militants, residents say

cnnbrk: Colombian forces kill 32 FARC guerrillas, president says.

WSJ: The Supreme Court is hearing3days of arguments on the constitutionality of Obama's health overhaul. See live blog:

Post #WorldNews: Brazil: Water pollution a serious problem 3 months before Rio hosts UN Earth Summit

Telegraph #Worldnews: Six rugby players feared drowned in South Africa

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Syria frees activists held over protest

HuffPost #Worldnews: Turkey closes embassy in Damascus as Syrian forces shell Homs

MarketWatch: Lions Gate shares up 5% in premarket on strength of 'Hunger Games' box-office receipts
AP: Supreme Court begins hearing health care case today. How the case will unfold: -AB

AJEnglish: Pakistan parliament debates US ties

AlArabiya_Eng: Al Arabiya English Facebook page hacked

Post #WorldNews: Israel severs working relations with UN Human Rights Council over settlement probe

AP: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. job market weak despite recent gains: -AB

BBC News (World): Hunger season begins again: @BBCAndrewH on Niger's complicated hunger crisis

BBC Breaking News: Shooting happened in southern Afghanistan, gunman was shot dead by coalition forces. Incident being investigated.

Press TV: Moroccans rally to demand reforms

BBC Breaking News: Man in Afghan army uniform kills 2 Nato service members. Details soon:

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